An Oilite bearing bush, also known as a self-lubricating bearing, is a type of bearing that is made from porous sintered bronze material impregnated with oil. The term “Oilite” is actually a brand name that has become associated with this type of bearing.

They operate without the need for additional lubrication, and the oil is distributed evenly throughout the bearing, ensuring a continuous supply of lubrication to the moving parts.

  • Can withstand high loads and temperatures
  • Long lasting
  • Reduced friction and wear
  • Low maintenance
  • Self-lubricating

Oilite bushes are used in many applications such as:

  • Automotive
  • Machinery
  • Appliances

They are typically used in low to medium speed and load applications, such as hinges, bushings, sliding mechanisms, and small electric motors.

The Bearing Company supplies imperial bearings in various sizes and specifications – there will be a product for your specific needs. 

We can offer next-day delivery and tracked delivery with trusted couriers. If you need guidance on which type of imperial bearing is best for your job, call us on 01527 509620 or email [email protected].